I love my iPhone, I really do, except for that pesky auto-correct, but that’s another post.
Fiona also loves my iPhone, she loves playing games on it. Her favourite game is TapZoo and I figure, why not? It’s creative, she designs a zoo, acquires animals, breeds them, makes money from them, etc.
Here’s the rub. She has to earn coins and stars to pay for all the animals, breeding and zoo paraphanalia. OK, you think, she must earn them during the game some how, right? Well, yes and no. Coins are easy to earn, but stars? Not so much. I guess Tap Zoo is like Farmville and those other facebook games I blocked. She could get stars and coins that way but she doesn’t have a facebook account yet, I’m making her wait until she’s at least 5 (good mommy). So, I tried to help her out. You can earn stars by downloading other games, some free, some for a fee. Naturally, I wanted the free ones. So there I went, getting Angry Birds Lite (I’m the only iPhone owner on the planet who doesn’t play that) and others. To do this I entered my iTunes store password. WHICH MY PHONE STORES UNTIL IT GOES OFF! WARNING! MAY DAY! Do you see where this is going?
WTF! She bought $72 worth of coins and stars! And I paid for Angry Birds and Monkey Flight even though I thought they were free! It’s extortion my friends, beware!
It would be amusing if it were, say, I don’t know, maybe $4.99! But $85, I don’t think so. I’ve emailed iTunes store but I’m not holding my breath. Apparently all sales are final and I didn’t read the terms, did you?
Another warning, she already acts like an addict, throwing fits when I ask her to stop playing and give me my phone back
dammit please. It also causes strife between the girls as Fiona is a hog and Sophie feels neglected (that is also another post).
Here is my little addict breeding her lemurs.